Thanks to a $2,000 grant from Wells Fargo, Burnsville High School can provide all 11th-grade students with bus transportation to the annual National College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center Oct. 2.
The Minnesota National Fair is one of the largest fairs of its kind and annually attracts representatives from over 300 colleges and universities. The event also includes workshops on a variety of topics, including financial aid, writing application essays and comparing college options.
“This event provides our students with the opportunity to interact with many college representatives from a wide range of post-secondary institutions in one location,” said Marcia Sexton, BHS college and career specialist. “We greatly appreciate the financial support from Wells Fargo in helping our students explore their options for the future.”
The event is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and regional associations like the Minnesota Association of College Admission Counseling (MACAC.)
The National College Fair is free and open to the public.
The Wells Fargo grant is one of several grants that District 191 received in the fall of 2019, totaling more than $135,000. Other grants include funding to support manufacturing pathways at BHS, provide STEM opportunities for incoming freshmen, and develop an associate's degree program right at Burnsville High School.